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Madeira Antwren

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FemalePhoto by LuizCareiro, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2017
Photo by Luiz
Careiro, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2017

Alternative name: Madeira Stipple-throated Antwren

Epinecrophylla amazonica

Includes Roosevelt Antwren


[edit] Identification

10–11 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Yellowish-brown crown
  • Paler mottled ear-coverts
  • Redder towards nape
  • Dark red mantle

[edit] Distribution

From southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia to south central Amazonian Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly considered conspecific with Rufous-backed Antwren and Fulvous-throated Antwren under the name Stipple-throated Antwren.

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies recognized:

  • E. a. amazonica
  • southeastern Peru, northern Bolivia and south central Amazonian Brazil (west of the Madeira River) and northern Bolivia (Pando)
  • E. a. dentei
  • south central Amazonian Brazil, between the Madeira/Ji-Paraná rivers and the Aripuanã River - originally described as full species, Roosevelt Antwren.

[edit] Habitat

Mostly observed in terra firme forests.

[edit] Behaviour

There is no information on breeding or movements, though they are thought to be a resident species.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of insects and spiders.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2003. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed., with updates to December 2007 (Corrigenda 7). Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117010
  3. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2016. IOC World Bird Names (version 6.3). Available at
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)

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